True enough...I received a blue ribbon at last weekend's show in Duluth MN as the artist's favorite pick. What an honor! It was a beautiful weekend - full of exploring. As I was reminded, Duluth's waterfront is the closest thing we have to the ocean (which I miss dearly). So, I enjoyed collecting rocks and taking in the waves from the shore. (And, now I'm starting to daydream about the U.S. Virgin Islands...I am a beach lover!)
This weekend, I'll be in Austin for the www.austinareaarts.org/festival-about/festival hosted by the Austin Area Commission for the Arts. If you haven't been already, it's worth a trip! And, while you're there, you can take in the SPAM museum - who doesn't love that?!
The following week brings us ArtSplash...and the fun keeps going!
Until then, be well.
I don't know about you all, but my summer is flying by! And, here we are approaching mid-August. I've been doing a fair bit of traveling this summer, with shows in Des Moines, Madison, but also spending time near home in Northfield and up in Minneapolis.
I'll be at Riverwalk again on Saturday, followed by Duluth and then Austin.
Looking forward to seeing many friends at the shows.
What better place to be than lakeside in Excelsior? That's where I'll be this weekend. Art on the Lake is this weekend. A good strategy will be to come early in the day on Saturday or Sunday. It's truly a great scene, with fun food and people too.
Wanted to let everyone know that I'm closing up my Etsy store for the summer show season. If you want to purchase anything, please come to a show (or call me directly).
Hard to believe, but the summer show schedule is upon us. This weekend, I'll be at the Edina Art Fair - which is a wonderful way to start the season. I'll be there Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Long days, but looks like the weather will be comfortable (and hopefully the storms will stay at bay).
The attached picture is a custom salad bowl, serving bowls, and servers that are headed for Japan. Very pleased with how it turned out. If you're keen on doing something similar, please let me know. This is doable and makes a very elegant statement.
Hope to see many of you in Edina.
Very excited about the ACC show in St. Paul that is coming up in just over two weeks. I've been busy sanding bowls and preparing new kitchen items for the show. I am excited to see some familiar faces and hear how they've enjoyed their new kitchenware.
I've started seeds in our kitchen and have summer gardening on the brain. Looking forward to swapping stories with people on gardening anytime!
Welcome to the 2017 show season! I'll update my website in the next few weeks as more of the show dates are firmed up.
As always, I'm reachable by phone or email - and have lots of inventory ready to go in anticipation of a great year!
With a few more weeks left before December ends, we can't help but be grateful for all that this year has brought. We've had many shows in spectacular venues, both near and far. The thought of all of the bowls, spoons, spatulas, and cutting boards that are part of the seasonal celebrations warms our hearts. Thank you to you all for your continued support and appreciation for this work. It's not always easy to be an artist by trade - but it's hard to imagine life without the craft.
For those who are interested in purchasing from me, you can stop by the Northfield Arts Guild in downtown Northfield for a good selection. I've also got a number of pieces still up on Etsy. And, finally, please feel free to call me to ask about a special piece. My number is 240-675-8613. Calls between the hours of 9 AM - 5 PM CST are preferred, but I can be flexible.
I'm still able to send out pieces in time for the Christmas celebrations this week. Next week will be a bit trickier!
Wishing you all the best in this wintery season.
Delighted to be a new city in the midwest this weekend: Madison! I'll be doing the Holiday Art Fair with the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Although it's a more intimate show (with just under 100 artists), the caliber promises to be spectacular. It's an honor to be part of the show.
Hoping that if the snowstorm comes on Friday, it will be mild, with just enough snow to remind us that winter is on its way...meanwhile our garden continues to produce kale, greens, and sweet carrots and parsnips.
Looking ahead, I'll be at the Landmark Center Old Fashioned Holiday Bazaar in St. Paul December 1 - 3 (the first weekend of December). I'm grateful to be featured at the Fine Craft Collective (Northfield Art Guild's holiday show), which is open most days through December. Finally, as always, I've got some pieces on Etsy and can be reached for questions about pieces that you may have seen at a market, but can't find online.
Until next time, be well.
Delighted to share that I'll be in Redwing this weekend for the Fall Festival. The leaves in SE Minnesota are just starting to change, so it should make for a beautiful weekend escape.
I'm thrilled to share that Artful Living's Autumn 2016 issue features me as one of the top 10 A-listers (see page 129). Each nominee must be "Authentic: Discovered in the North; Validated: Meeting the highest standards; and Coveted: Longed for and in demand." What an honor to be featured among such talented artists!
I also received the good news that I've been accepted into the 2017 show in April in St. Paul, MN. Hooray! And, I've posted a number of new pieces on Etsy (Go to my Cannon River Bowl Shop) for those near and far who can't visit me at a show.
All this, on top of raspberries that continue to ripen in our backyard, reminds me of how fortunate we are.
Until next time, be well.
So excited to be joining the good people of Lakeville for this weekend's show. Here's the link to their FB page. It should be fun. I've been given advance warning that a number of people start perusing the festival before the 10 AM start, which should make for a great start to the day.
Looking forward to the cooler temperatures and fall colors. Getting ready for prime bowl making season! I've included a picture from Rehoboth Beach, MD - where our family used to vacation in the fall. Miss the ocean, but love the midwest waters.
Excited about this weekend's Fine Arts Festival in hometown Northfield! It's Saturday and Sunday. It's truly hard to imagine, but it's got the live reenactments of the actual defeat of Jesse James on main street, with horses, etc. And, carnival rides. And, lots of art. Tens of thousands of people come to our little town for the fun.
The following weekend is Lakeville. I'll be updating my show list soon with some of my fall dates.